The George Kaiser Family Foundation will endow a chair at the University of Tulsa’s Law School.
The gift will be announced Sept. 29, and includes funding a faculty position focusing on sustainable energy sources and emerging trends.
“The George Kaiser Family Foundation is committed to bringing top-notch talent to Tulsa and is furthering that goal through tremendous generosity to TU. The College of Law is thrilled to employ these resources to recruit an excellent scholar in energy law,” said Janet Levit, dean of the TU College of Law.
George Kaiser, Dean Levit and TU President Steadman Upham are scheduled to speak.
The announcement, which is open to the public, will be held in the Price & Turpen Courtroom at 4 p.m. in John Rogers Hall. A reception will follow.
Levit plans to have the position filled for the 2010-11 academic year. The professor will teach in the areas of energy policy, energy law as it applies to sustainability and renewable resources, public utility law and environmental law.
The professor will also serve as a fellow of the National Energy Policy Institute, a partnership formed between the George Kaiser Family Foundation and TU charged with developing recommendations for a national energy policy to reduce America’s dependence on imported oil and its greenhouse gas emissions, among other initiatives.